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Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Haters Unite for Deflate-Gate

1. Deflate-gate: * I would bet at least 50% of the quarterbacks do something to the football and our just happy that they didn’t get caught * I think the Colts know it’s a common practice but were trying gamesmanship to bother Brady (like the Red Sox checking Albert Belle’s bat) * Paul Perillo wondered […]

CONNELLY’S TOP TEN: ARIZONA, HERE COME THE HOODIES

PATRIOTS OFF TO ARIZONA MISC * National Anthem – I don’t know who Pat Monohan is but great job by the crowd singing * 51 degrees at kickoff in January – Al Gore was right! (not) * Blue hoodie is daring ┬ábut is hot right now * With Revis going out for a while that’s […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Closer to 4th Ring, But Don’t Sleep on Colts

1. AFC CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: * Brady has played against 14 different teams in the playoffs and is 3-1 vs Colts * Brady has 46 passing and 5 rushing TD’s in 27 playoff games * Colts leading rusher dressing Sunday – Daniel Herron 351 yards (Luck was second 273) * Colts defense – Freeman looks fast, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots win THRILLER

1. PATRIOTS ADVANCE TO AFC CHAMPIONSHIP: MISC * I haven’t been that nervous viewing a sporting event since Game 4, 2004 – Red Sox vs. Yankees extra innings * Second greatest Patriot game behind the Snow Bowl * The Blue hoodie has always been a dangerous choice – 7-4 record * I can’t believe the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Like Christmas Eve!

1.PATRIOTS – RAVENS PREVIEW: * Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker 4 for 9 from 50 yards out * Dumervil and Suggs combined for 29 sacks * 350 pound Haloti Ngata leads the Ravens with 2 interceptions * 2014 Regular season – Ravens are 1-4 when a team throws for 300 yards / Ravens are 1-5 when […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady’s Quest for a 4th Ring Depends on Line

1. Patriots-Bills: MISC * Navy blue hood with full sleeves just wasn’t working * No Browner, Edelman, Gronk, Hightower * An announcer doing a Patriots game has one challenge – say Hooman’s name correctly. Speros Dedes failed * Too much Bill’s organization talk * Field seemed slippery * Wonder if that Mr. Freeze character in […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Win By Less Than a FOOT

1.PATRIOTS: MISC * Gray hoodie with cut sleeves and pom pom on hat – who can beat that * Big penalty on Bolden, taking back a nice return for Amendola * Jets destroyed both lines of scrimmage – thank God for Revis * The whole game was a Rex Ryan fest even thought he lost […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Jets Will Meet De-Feet, Rondo Brings Bricks to Dallas and Naked Gun

1. Rondo * I told Danny to trade him three years ago, now his trade value is nil (it’s not often that I’m right but…) * 2015 first round picks – Their own, Dallas, Clippers, * Rondo will go down as one of the 10 most dynamic players in Boston history * Still don’t know […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Defense, Special Teams Carry Home Team

1. PATRIOTS: MISC * Coach went with the old reliable – grey hoodie with cut sleeves * Speaking of old reliable – Jenny Dell in the house! * Crowd with a sort of passive aggressive boo of Browner for all of his penalties. If someone called them on it, they could say they were booing […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Consider Fish Squished!

1. PATRIOTS vs. DOLPHINS PREVIEW: * Since the first game -Dolphins 4-0 against losing teams / 2-6 against winning teams * Tom Brady needs nine TD passes for 400 * A Dolphin – Patriots game in December reminds me of Howard Cosell announcing the death of John Lennon – 1980 * The Wildcat game in […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Overcome Ben Dreith and Bad Offensive Plan

1. PATRIOTS: MISC * The game was so frustrating with no fluid play – reminded me of the Giants Super Bowl games but this time they pulled it out * The call on Browner for helmet to helmet will not get the attention it deserves but that could have been the most impactful official’s call […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Stay Classy in San Diego

1. Patriots Preview: Patriots win this game easy – Chargers no pass rush or running game * Greatest Chargers – Tomlinson and then Allsworth, Fouts, Winslow and Gates * Best draft pick – Rodney Harrison 145th in 1994 * Against Patriots – 14-20-2 regular season / 1-2 post season * Famous QB’s – Unitas, Brees, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Kraftapoolooza – Pats and Revs Win!

1. Patriots: MISC * Gray hoodie knocked it out of the park * The three thoughts I came away from this game – Patriots are on fire, I love watching Suh lose and I felt terrible for Jonas Gray (at least once in ten times Fox showed him it looked like he might cry) * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Best Holiday Around the Corner!

1. Patriots Preview: * Lions are 4-6 against Patriots lifetime * Movie Paper Lion about writer George Plimpton who workied out with the Lions in exhibition season starred Alan Alda and Lauren Hutton – it grossed $1.7mm at box office * Bobby Layne was QB for eight years (1950-1958) and number is retired- threw for […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: No Piped in Crowd Noise This Time

1. Patriots on Fire MISC * Bill went with the gray hoodie * Gronk did the block from Blindside on the Gray TD driving the guy for twenty yards – Gronk looked ornery all night * Is it possible the Patriots are better without Mayo and Ridley? OFFENSE * The last two games against the […]